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Keynote speaker at economic forecast event lauds Clark County’s recovery

By Craig Brown, Columbian Editor
Published: June 2, 2022, 7:04pm
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Callie Christensen, co-CEO of Slumberkins, talks about the challenges facing her business this year during the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Other panelists were Esther Liu of LSW Architects and Scott Bailey of the state Employment Security Department.
Callie Christensen, co-CEO of Slumberkins, talks about the challenges facing her business this year during the annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. Other panelists were Esther Liu of LSW Architects and Scott Bailey of the state Employment Security Department. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Gas prices are too high. Housing is in short supply. Consumer confidence is falling.

But the most severe economic disruptions may already be behind us, although there is a chance of a mild recession late next year, says Windermere Real Estate’s chief economist.

Matthew Gardner shared these and other insights Thursday with a crowd of more than 350 attending the 36th annual Columbian Economic Forecast Breakfast, presented by Riverview Community Bank.

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